President Joe Biden’s deteriorating condition is becoming increasingly evident to a significant portion of the American population, and his conduct during public engagements does little to dispel their concerns.
For instance, during his recent visit to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., Biden seemed to struggle with recalling the name of the individual who introduced him at the event.
“I wanna thank y’all for taking the time to be here. I wanna thank my…my introducer,” Biden said as he mumbled something else regarding “two thousand bucks a year.”
Over the past few months, there has been a growing apprehension among both Republican and Democratic voters regarding Biden’s diminishing cognitive capabilities, evident through his struggles with speech and memory. Furthermore, he has encountered instances where he stumbled and even fell during his presidency.
Various surveys consistently indicate that both Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, are facing significant disapproval ratings. This can be attributed to the sluggish economy, escalating prices of essential commodities for the average American, soaring interest rates, and the persistently chaotic situation at the southwestern border.
Furthermore, Democrats are growing increasingly concerned about the possibility that Biden, who is 80 years old and displaying indications of rapid physical and mental decline, may not complete his current term. This situation would result in the party being burdened with Harris, who has consistently received lower poll ratings than the president.
“He is in a period of his life where passing and death is imminent,” Sharon Sweda, head of the Democratic Party in Lorain County in Ohio, told the Washington Post, adding that she often hears from voters worried about the president’s fragile condition.
“We are all on a ticking clock. But when you’re at his age or at Trump’s age, that clock is ticking a little faster, and that’s a concern for voters,” she continued, the Post noted.
The outlet added: “Many in the party continue to voice confidence in Biden, and they note that Trump himself is not much younger at 77. But Biden’s allies are frustrated by the hand-wringing from an anxious faction of the party, and even as campaign officials point to the president’s record of defying skeptics, they are strategizing internally about how to best combat the unmistakable nervousness.
Such “Washington whispers” have become far too common among “bed-wetting” Democrats, said Jim Messina, who ran Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign and recently put together a 24-slide deck aiming to calm the jitters, which he sent to prominent Democratic officeholders.”